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Art Alive 2013

A Living Art Contest

Saturday, June 1, 2013, 12–2 pm

Students from Stanley G. Falk School won the judges' award for Best Tableau from the Gallery’s Collection for re-creating Hans Namuth’s Jackson Pollock painting One and Lee Krasner, 1950 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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Gallery Grounds

On Saturday, June 1, 2013, students, teachers, friends, and even some Albright-Knox staff members created living representations of works of art from the Gallery's Collection and beyond for the seventeenth annual Art Alive living art contest. Nearly 2,000 spectactors turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards. 

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Winning Entries

 
BEST TABLEAU FROM THE GALLERY’S COLLECTION
 

Stanley G. Falk School
Hans Namuth’s Jackson Pollock painting One and Lee Krasner, 1950 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

HANDYMAN AWARD FOR BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart
Keith Haring’s Red Hot + Dance, 1984 (Collection unknown)

OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH AWARD FOR MOST UNUSUAL 

"Keep Art In Your Heart" Art Student Sean M. Kline
Francis Bacon’s Man with Dog, 1953 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (GRADES K–8) 

St. Christopher School
Charles E. Burchfield’s Spring Thunderstorm, 1955 (Collection Akron Art Museum, Ohio); A Dream of Butterflies, 1962 (Private collection); Sunspots, 1951 (DC Moore Gallery); and Orion in December, 1959 (Collection Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (GRADES 9–12) 

Springville-Griffith Institute
Jackson Pollock’s Convergence, 1952 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (ADULT)

Mary Ellen Bossert
Adolph Gottlieb’s Dialogue I, 1960 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Honorable Mentions

 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Staff: Ephemeral Education Pathmakers
Andy Goldsworthy’s Path (working title), 2012–ongoing (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Staff: LMKMJ
Laurie Simmons’s Magnum Opus II (the Bye-Bye), 1991 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Attica Central High School
Jacques-Louis David’s The Death of Marat, 1793 (Collection Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts at Brussels, Belgium)

Cardinal O’Hara High School
Andy Goldsworthy’s Rowan leaves laid around hole, 1987 (Yorkshire Sculpture Park—ephemeral work)

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Jim Lambie’s Zobop (Stairs), 2003 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

H.O. Brumsted Elementary School
Jackson Pollock’s Blue poles [Number 11, 1952], 1952 (Collection National Gallery of Australia, Canberra)

Holland Junior/Senior High School
Alice Neel’s Benny and Mary Ellen Andrews, 1972 (Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Asha Kartha and Ruby Soudant
Adolph Gottlieb’s Dialogue I, 1960 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes
Alison Saar’s Bareroot, 2007 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Lancaster High School
Richard Lindner’s Moon Over Alabama, 1963 (Collection Museo Thyssen - Bornemisza, Madrid)

Lancaster High School
Robert Rauschenberg’s Ace, 1962 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Lancaster High School
Victor Vasarely’s Composition Carrée Relief, 1970 (Numbered edition, various collections)

Lancaster High School
Edvard Munch’s The Dance of Life, 1899–1900 (Collection The National Museum, Oslo)

Julia Meldrum
Andy Warhol’s Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger, 1982 (Collection unknown)

North Collins Junior/Senior High School
Winslow Homer’s Snap the Whip, 1872 (Collection The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio)

North Collins Junior/Senior High School
Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol—Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875 (Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

Pioneer High School
Alexander Calder’s Untitled from the portfolio “Magie Éolienne,” 1972 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Queen of Heaven Eighth-Grade Art Club
Vincent van Gogh’s Terrace of a café at night (Place du Forum), 1888 (Collection Kröller-Müller Museum, The Netherlands)

Sophia and Her Friends
Vassily Kandinsky’s Yellow-Red-Blue, 1925 (Collection Musée National d’Art Modern, Centre Pompidou, Paris)

Springville-Griffith Institute
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge’s A Bold Bluff, 1903 (Collection Brown & Bigelow)

Sweet Home High School
Jasper Johns’s Target with Four Faces, 1955 (Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Sweet Home High School
Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929 (Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth) 


Sponsors

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wishes to express its appreciation to event chairpersons Michelle Carr, Julie Greene, and Tracy Heneghan; to the Junior Group and the Members’ Council of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and to all of our wonderful volunteers. 

Presenting Sponsor
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 

Benefactor
Amigone Funeral Home, Inc. 

Patrons
Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Tracy and Barry Heneghan
Bonnie and Nick Hopkins
Martha and Tom Hyde
Christi and Bruce Reinoso

Special Thanks to Our Judges
Anthony Amigone, Jr.
AJ Fries, artist
Congressman Brian Higgins
Jud, Kiss 98.5 DJ
Councilman Michael LoCurto
Darryl Shannon, Buffalo Sabres Alumnus
Nicole and Stephen Swift, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York

Special Arrangements for the Day
Lexington Co-op
Wegmans

Art Alive is supported this year by a grant from the City of Buffalo Cultural Grant Funding program. 

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